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Bill Faul
Original name: William Alvan Faul
Birth: Apr. 21, 1940
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 2002
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Professional Baseball Player. William Alvan Faul played Major League Baseball for 6 seasons. His debut was on September 19, 1962, near the end of the season, with the Detroit Tigers when he was 22 years old. He also played for the Chicago Cubs and had a brief stint with the San Francisco Giants. He was a star pitcher at the University of Cincinnati, setting several school records including career winning percentage and strikeouts in a season. He was featured on the cover of the 1962 NCAA Baseball Guide and signed as a free agent by Detroit that same year. His first outing was terrible, as he surrendered 4 hits, walked 3, hit a batter, and gave up 6 earned runs in a loss to the Minnesota Twins. Known as an extremely superstitious player, he experimented with hypnosis to improve his control and once ate a live toad to break out of a slump. He was also known for his uncanny behavior and an odd delivery that upset and angered opposing players and managers. He was one of only 89 pitchers in the history of the game to be involved in fielding a triple play. Faul appeared in 71 games, with 12 wins against 16 losses, while posting a 4.72 Earned Run Average. He also hurled three shutouts.  (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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Goshen Cemetery
Goshen
Clermont County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 25, 2007
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